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Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane

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The forgotten story of Central Asia's enlightenment--its rise, fall, and enduring legacy In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds--remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic, they were long assumed to have been Arabs. In fact, they were from Central Asia--drawn ...

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Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
2015, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691165851

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Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
2013, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691157733

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